Online Slide Presentation of Janet Stone’s Quilts

July 25, 2014

The Quilt Show has a Smilebox slide presentation of Janet Stone’s quilts.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

Patchwork Trails: Barn Quilts – More in Northern Ohio

July 19, 2014

I have posted many times about the wonderful barn quilts.  Here are more in northern Ohio: www.patchworktrails.org    where you can get a route map and other info.

 

 Patchwork Trails

 Lorain County in northern Ohio is combining and embracing agricultural history with the beauty of a hand-made quilt. Follow the route to enjoy viewing an array of colorful and unique barn quilts that are replicas of traditional quilt squares. The quilt patterns, names, and origins all have some type of political, patriotic, and historical significance.

Here are just a few.

  • Acorn at Common Ground

    • in Oberlin
       

    Americana at Days of Yore

    in Wellington
     
  • Arrow Block at Gott Barn
     
    in New London
     
  • Bowtie at McConnell Farm

    in Wellington

Machine Free Motion Quilting Designs Tutorials

July 16, 2014

Lori Kennedy has helpful and well done tutorials for her machine free motion quilting designs on her blog The Inbox Jaunt at http://theinboxjaunt.com/quilt/free-motion-quilting-tutorials/   

 

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“Hands All Around 2013″ Exhibit Photos Online

July 11, 2014

The International Quilt Festival web site  has photos of the “Hands All Around 2013″  exhibit quilts at: http://www.quilts.com/home/galleryViewer2.php?txtfile=/gallery/sqf14/gallery.php?id=001

You can click on the thumbprint to enlarge the thirty-four photos.

“Light in the Woods” by Karen Spencer

“Contemporary MASSters II” at New England Quilt Museum, Lowell, Massachusetts, through July 30, 2014

Contemporary MASSters II is at New England Quilt Museum in Lowell, Massachusetts,

through July 30, 2014

 

Barbara Lydecker Crane – “Tree and Leaf”

The New England Quilt Museum is featuring quilts from its permanent collection made by contemporary Massachusetts quilt artists.

 

New England Quilt Museum

“MasterPieces: Quilts of Inspiration” The National Quilt Museum, Paducah, Kentucky, through September 9, 2014

MasterPieces: Quilts of Inspiration through September 9, 2014
 
 
Master Pieces: Quilts of Inspiration is made up of extraordinary quilts from many of the most respected contemporary quilters. The majority of these quiltmakers began making quilts in the 1980s. These quilts are examples of the innovators works of our time.
The exhibit was created to honor Meredith Schroeder’s induction into the Quilter’s Hall of Fame, as she, too, believes in the possibilities of quiltmaking.
 
For more information about MasterPieces, click here.
“Allegretto” by Katie Pasquini Masopust

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Circle the Date” by Libby Lehman

“Traditions Made Modern – Full Circle Sketches from Life” at Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts, Cedarburg, Wisconsin, through October 24, 2014

June 29, 2014

Traditions Made Modern – Full Circle Sketches from Life is  at Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts in Cedarburg, Wisconsin until  October 24, 2014 

Victoria Findlay Wolfe – “Greatest Possible Trust”

Victoria Findlay Wolfe was called a “mod-quilt celebrity” by the Wall Street Journal, yet her work is rooted in tradition.  She took the traditional double wedding ring pattern and gave it a modern interpretation.  She has now created a series of 12 double wedding ring quilts, each employing a new interpretation of that traditional pattern.

 

Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts

“Patchwork of History” Online Quilt Exhibit

June 27, 2014

Patchwork of History was a special event of quilts past and present from Switzerland County, Indiana’s quilt makers, to celebrate Vevay-Switzerland County’s Bicentennial. The Switzerland County Historical Society has images of the eighty quilts online at: http://www.switzcomuseums.org/Patchwork-of-History.html

Click on any image to see the larger quilt or the slide show of them.

Online Quilts from AQS Paducah, Kentucky, Show 2014

June 24, 2014

Just click on each picture, and you will get the enlarged photo.  These are quilts from the large wall quilts category of quilts in the American Quilter’s Society Show, April 2014, in Paducah, Kentucky.

Click to play this Smilebox photo album

This Smilebox slide presentation is from The Quilt Show.

Blogger Photos from “Quilts and Color” Exhibit, Boston Museum of Fine Arts

June 20, 2014
http://www.aroundtheworldl.com/2014/06/09/mfa-boston-quilts/ is a blog “Around the World ‘L’” where you can see some great photos in the post “My Favorite Exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston,” from the Quilts and Color exhibit that is on right now at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.  Some of the photos will make you smile as the blogger has photos of herself with her baby in front of the quilts. Fun!

The exhibit is on until July 27, 2014.  I posted about it on  March 15, 2014.

http://www.marthastewart.com/1057874/quilts-and-color-pilgrimroy-collection  is a post by Martha Stewart on her blog.

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Festival Gallery Online of Some “In Full Bloom” Quilts, 2014 International Quilt Festival, Houston, Texas

“In Full Bloom” is one of the special exhibits at the  International Quilt Festival that I especially enjoy.  You can see photos of some of the quilts from the Houston, Texas, Show 2014.  Go to:  http://quilts.com/home/galleryViewer2.php?txtfile=/gallery/fqf13/gallery.php?id=001

“Rhododendron” by Cherrie Hampton

The Quilt Show: Free Episode of Cynthia England’s Piecing Technique & No Handwork Sleeve Application

June 14, 2014

Today and tomorrow only (June 14 & 15), The Quilt Show has a free episode #1412 “I can’t believe it’s pieced.” for you to view.  The quilt artist is Cynthia England demonstrating her unique paper piecing technique and also (the best) a no  handwork sleeve application that is just what those of us who hate to hand stitch sleeves can use.  I’ve got to try this! 

Wendy Mammatah is also interviewed  on the program.

http://www.thequiltshow.com/os/blog.php/blog_id/6637

If you just want to see the sleeve demo, go to 28:20.  (See the chapters listed on the right side of the screen.)

The Quilt Show is a weekly online program featuring  quilt makers hosted by Alex Anderson  and Ricky Tims, to which you can join and view the programs  of your membership time frame. You can always go back even if you don’t continue membership and see those programs forever for which you had paid.

 

Online Exhibit of “Posing with Pathwork Quilts in Photographs: 1855 – 1955″

June 10, 2014

The photographs in this online exhibition come from the collection of Janet Finley, author of Quilts in Everyday Life, 1855-1955: A 100 Year Photographic History. Her collection of nearly 1,000 photographs documents the use of quilts in photography from its early days through the 1950s. The online photographs are from the International Quilt Study Center & Museum collections:  http://www.quiltstudy.org/exhibitions/online_exhibitions/pwp/pwp_intro.html[/

You can also see the online photos on youtube, also: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wh1fS5_dl0Q#t=72[/

Gallery Guide

http://www.quiltstudy.org/collections

“Quilts: The New Geometry” at Museum of Geometric and MADI Art, Dallas, Texas, through July 6, 2014

Nancy Crow and other well known fiber artists have an exhibit Quilts: The New Geometry  at Museum of Geometric and MADI Art in Dallas, Texas.  For more information:  http://geometricmadimuseum.org/exhibit_quilts.php

Petition on Facebook for Smithsonian to Show their Quilt Collection

June 3, 2014
This is a petition requesting the American History Museum in Washington DC to display some of the quilts in their collection. You can show  your support by going to this Facebook site:

Please share the collection of quilts in the Smithsonian Museums collection in a large display and or increase the opportunity for the public to see them. If you display them we’ll come. A quilt show at the American history museum is long overdue.

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Quilt Making Calculation Information and Instructions on Lily Street Quilts Web Site

June 1, 2014

Great instructions on calculating fabric needs for a quilt making project, info on bed sizes, border planning, and binding application are on Lily Street Quilts web site.  Here are the locations for each:

http://www.lilystreetquilts.com/lilystreet/calculators

http://www.lilystreetquilts.com/lilystreet/quiltSizes

http://www.lilystreetquilts.com/pdf/borders.pdf

http://www.lilystreetquilts.com/pdf/FrenchFoldBinding.pdf

The Original Sewing & Quilt Expo, Indianapolis, Indiana, Thursday through Saturday

May 27, 2014
I will be appraising quilts Friday and Saturday at the Expo.  Come by if you are in the area!
Caryl Schuetz
The Original Sewing & Quilt Expo
Register To Attend Today!
Plan on attending!
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Mark your calendar! Original Sewing & Quilt Expo is coming to the Indianapolis Marriott East in Indianapolis, Indiana for the very first time May 29, 30, 31, 2014. All the information is on line now at www.sewingexpo.com 
The Expo features three exciting days filled with high-quality workshops, classes, aisles of quilts on display, quilt appraisals, stage presentations, special events, how-to demonstrations, trunk shows, fabulous shopping with retailers from across the country and much, much more.

The display galleries will be overflowing with new exhibits to inspire experts and beginners alike. The spectacular displays feature the finest work by renown quilters.

 

Online Collection from Pat L. Nickols Collection, Mingei International Museum, San Diego, California, & Log Cabin Quilts Exhibit through July 3, 2014

May 27, 2014
The three hundred fifty quilts from the Pat L. Nickols Collection are now photographed and available for viewing online! Go to Collections page to browse the Pat L. Nickols Quilt Collection.   Click on the quilt to go to the page with larger photo and info about that quilt.
Check here to see quilts from the Museum’s log cabin quilts exhibit: http://www.mingei.org/exhibition/log-cabin-quilts-from-the-pat-l-nickols-collection/

Online Slide Show Part One of “Distortion” Exhibit at National Quilt Museum, Paducah, Kentucky

May 21, 2014

“Distortion” is a special exhibit at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky, on through June 24, 2014.  I posted about it on April 21, 2014.

This Smilebox slide presentation of a few of the quilts is from The Quilt Show  Part 1 of the exhibit:

Click to play this Smilebox photo album

Colonial Revival Quilt Study Exhibit, The Quilters Hall of Fame, Marion, Indiana, through July 19, 2014

May 17, 2014

A Colonial Revival Quilt Study exhibit  is  at The Quilters Hall of Fame in Marion, Indiana, in the  Marie Webster house through July 19, 2014.  A few of the quilts in the exhibit are  full size quilts based on Marie’s patterns which are with the study quilts.
You can see photos of twenty-eight of these  quilts  at the American Quilt Study Group’s site:

http://www.americanquiltstudygroup.org/qs20cstudy28.asp

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“Flights of Spirit: Journeys Real and Imagined,” Exhibit May 19 – June 27, 2014, Fishers Town Hall, Fishers, Indiana

May 10, 2014

Flights of Spirit: Journeys Real and Imagined  of Judy Ireland’s works, will be at the Fishers Town Hall, 1 Municipal Drive in Fishers, Indiana, from May 19 through June 27, 2014.

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Original Sewing & Quilt Expo, New to Indianapolis, Indiana, May 29 – 31, 2014

May 6, 2014

The   Original Sewing and Quilt Expo is coming to Indianapolis, Indiana, Thursday, May 29, through Saturday, May 31, 2014, to Indianapolis Marriott East located at 7202 East 21st Street . For information about the show, see: http://www.sewingexpo.com/IndianapolisIN.aspx   Hours are 10am to 6pm Thursday and Friday; 10am to 5:30pm on Saturday.

To see what quilt exhibits will be at the show: http://www.sewingexpo.com/IndianapolisIN/DisplayGallery.aspx

The free (with admission) half hour stage presentations during the show are listed at: http://www.sewingexpo.com/IndianapolisIN/FeaturesEvents/StagePresentations.aspx     Mine is “Depression Era Quilts” at 3:15 on Saturday. The web site info about it is in error.

Classes are at: http://www.sewingexpo.com/IndianapolisIN/ClassDescriptions.aspx  and Features & Events: http://www.sewingexpo.com/IndianapolisIN/FeaturesEvents.aspx

I will be doing appraisals at the show on Friday and Saturday.


Part of SAQA’s “Deux” Exhibit

“American Quilts and Coverlets from the 19th through Mid 20th Century,” through June 7, 2014, Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, New York

April 30, 2014

“American Quilts and Coverlets from the 19th through Mid 20th Century,”  is at  Edward Thorp Gallery in New York, New York, through June 7, 2014.  You can view some of the quilts  at: http://edwardthorpgallery.com/2014-textiles

Individual quilts: http://edwardthorpgallery.com/2014-textiles#individual                                                                                            Installation photos: http://edwardthorpgallery.com/2014-textiles#instal

American, cotton, fourth quarter 19th century, 80h x 80w in.

 

 

Photo is the Gallery’s.

For the first time in decades, a NYC fine arts gallery is presenting antique American quilts as the art form they are. The Edward
Thorp Gallery in Chelsea is presenting a survey of American quilts from 1810  to 1940.  Laura Fisher is curator.

“Distortion” at National Quilt Museum through June 24, 2014

 

 

Waterlily or Butterfly Ensemble by Karin Pfunder

The National Quilt Museum is proud to present Distortion from the European Patchwork Meeting. This phenomenal exhibit is the result of an international contest featuring over forty quilt artists from around the world.
For more information, click here.
For the official Press Release, click here.
 

Cotton Fabrics Made in the USA

April 16, 2014
Good news that cotton fabric is being made again in the US.
The fabric is not just made here,
it’s GROWN here!

 
The cotton fabric industry, once a vibrant sector of America’s economy, is returning
to United States’ soil.  26 brilliant colors of American Made Brand fabrics start in
the cotton field and end on the bolt.



Find the shade you love in 100% cotton fabric that is 100% made in America. Support American-made fabric—from the ground up!


National Quilt Museum’s Annual Benefit Auction: Online

April 15, 2014

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How would you like to own a quilt created by Libby Lehman, Caryl Bryer Fallert, or Judy Matheison? Now is your chance.

On April 7, 2014, The National Quilt Museum  launched its 2014 Annual Benefit Auction. This year over 80 items will be auctioned with a combined value over $40,000. It will include quilts, quilt miniatures, sewing machines, gift baskets, notions, and much more. Items were donated by over 60 companies, guilds, and individuals passionate about today’s quilting community. 

 

It is a two-phase auction that starts with online bidding. To participate in the online auction, simply go to www.quiltmuseum.org/auction. Participants will be able to bid immediately following a brief registration process. Online bidding will run through Wednesday, April 23rd at 10pm central time. The online auction system is highly dynamic, working similar to eBay’s platform. Bidders will be informed if they have been outbid at any point during the 16 days. 

On April 24th, at 6pm, the Live Auction will begin. The auction will take place at the Convention Center in Paducah, Kentucky. Online bidders will be represented by a proxy at the live event. Each item will be won by the person offering the highest bid, regardless if they are in attendance. Typically, over 70% of items are won by online bidders that do not attend the live event; as such, everyone has a good chance to win. 

The National Quilt Museum works to bring the work of today’s quilter to new and expanding audiences worldwide. It promotes the quilting community through exhibits, education, and advocacy efforts. The Museum is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that receives over 80% of its funding through the generosity of the quilting community. The Annual Benefit Auction is the Museum’s largest annual fundraiser. 

“The Colorful World of Kaffe Fasset” at American Museum in Britain through November 12, 2014

April 13, 2014

The Colorful World of Kaffe Fasset is showing at American Museum in Britain located at Claverton Manor in Bath through November 2, 2014. The exhibit spans his fifty years working as an artist and colorist.
Over one hundred works of textile art – quilts, knitwear, needlepoint, and beading are on display.
This is the grandest show of my career – every item is part of an intricate opera of colour. I have always wanted this approach to my work, but other museum designers and curators have steered me to a rather mixed approach in my exhibitions.This show is so unique to me because it explains in a visceral way my growing obsession with the power of colour. My hope and conviction is that this exhibition at the American Museum in Britain will show the grey and beige clad young the sensual thrill of pure colour. I still feel vital! I want my message to come across in this mood altering show – I’m flying high on colour.This show is closer to my desires than ever before in my many, many presentations around the world.(Kaffe Fassett, 12 March 2014)

 

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Kaffe Fassett exhibition

http://americanmuseum.org/about-the-museum/current-exhibitions/kaffe-2014-the-colourful-world-of-kaffe-fassett/

 http://americanmuseum.org/

The Colorful World of Tula Pink: Online Slide Show

April 10, 2014

Tula Pink is featured on The Quilt Show and they have made a Smilebox presentation from her colorful world.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

“Quilt Detectives” at Quilter’s Guild of Indianapolis North April 4, 2014, Prime Life, Carmel, Indiana

April 4, 2014

“Quilt Detectives” will be presented at Quilter’s Guild of Indianapolis North in Carmel, Indiana, Friday, April 4, 2014, by AQS certified quilt appraiser, Caryl Schuetz.  The program is at Prime Life at 1:00PM.

Come and be a quilt detective with Caryl as we examine antique quilts to determine  how old they are as well as other information about each quilt that members bring to show and share.

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“Butterflies and Their Beautiful Kin” at Texas Quilt Museum, La Grange, Texas, April 3 – June 29, 2014

April 1, 2014

Butterflies and Their Beautiful Kin will open at Texas Quilt Museum in La Grange, Texas, on April 3 and show through June 29, 2014  

Nancy Bardach – “At Rest”

This juried exhibition of thirty-eight contemporary quilts showcases the textile artists’ work, while advancing a message of conservation, which  was inspired by the mission and purpose of the National Butterfly Center in Mission, Texas,

 

Texas Quilt Museum

Indiana Heritage Quilt Show 2014 Winners

March 29, 2014

The 2014 Indiana Heritage Quilt Show winners are at: http://www.ihqs.org/2014-ihqs-winners-3/

ai-201 AWQ - 2nd Place
“Sakura II: Picnic at  Nakura” by Magan Farkas
ah-109 ABQ - Honorable Mention & Best First Entry
“Bizzy Bird Farm” by Julee Prose

“Commemorative Quilts” Goshen College, Goshen, Indiana, through July 27, 2014

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This “crazy patch” friendship quilt commemorates a house fire in the Christophel family, rural Goshen, 1921.

March 24, 2014

Art exhibit: Commemorative Quilts

Old and recent Mennonite and Amish quilts that record and honor significant life events will be on display at Goshen College in Goshen, Indiana through July 27, 2014.

http://www.goshen.edu/news/2014/03/06/exhibit-highlights-commemorative-quilts/#.UyWmMKoQvxc.facebook

“Stitch-in-Time: A Bed Turning”, Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis, Indiana, April 26, 2014

March 20, 2014
Examine twenty Indiana State Museum quilts piled atop a bed from the Museum’s  collection.  Curator of Social History Mary Jane Teeters-Eichacker will turn back each quilt to reveal stories rich in artistic technique and history.

Stitch-in-time_Bed_Turning   for more information.

71.989.001.1043(front)71.2013.101.0003(front)Photos  from the collections of the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites Corporation

“Quilts and Color: the Pilgrim / Roy Collection” April 6 – July 27, 2014, Boston Museum of Fine Art, Boston, Massachusetts

Quilts and Color

March 15, 2014

“Quilts and Color: the Pilgrim / Roy Collection” will be at the Boston Museum of Fine Art from April 6 through July 27, 2014, showing sixty distinctive quilts.   More at:  https://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/quilts-and-color    You can preview some of the quilts in the exhibit on that page.  Look down the page  and click on preview.

I’ll be able to get to see this exhibit!

Here’s a You Tube video by the curator, Pam Parmal, and  Gerald Roy, the collector, about the exhibit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RizX5PBHflw&feature=youtu.be

And a You Tube video with Jennifer Swope, curator, about the Amish snails’ trail that is a part of the exhibit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiBxp6_TwEI.

Another write up about the exhibit: http://artsfuse.org/104366/fuse-visual-arts-review-quilts-and-color-far-from-folk-and-perhaps-beyond-art/

Grand Central Terminal Quilt Exhibition at New York Transit Museum Gallery Annex, New York, New York, March 15 – July 6, 2014

Grand Central Terminal Quilt Exhibition will be at New York Transit Museum Gallery Annex in New York, New York, from March 15 – July 6, 2014  

Beth Carney – “Chasms 16:  Under the Stars”

The New York Transit Museum’s newest exhibition will honor Grand Central Terminal’s grandeur not in marble, but in textiles. The challenge to reinterpret this grand space in fabric yielded a wide array of artistic visions. The quilts incorporate Grand Central’s iconic architecture, with chandeliers, clocks, celestial ceilings, acorns and oak leaves creatively woven into the designs.

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The NEW MSQC “Jelly Roll Race II” Tutorial

March 8, 2014

With nearly one million views, Missouri Star Quilt Company’s Jelly Roll Race tutorial is their most popular tutorial of all time.  The technique makes this quilt fast and easy.  Jenny will show you how to make the Jelly Roll Race II Quilt. The Jelly Roll Race II is just as quick, fun, and pretty as the original. All you need is your favorite jelly roll, one yard for the squares and first border,  one yard for the outer border, an hour or two, and you’ve got a quilt! Click here now to watch the Jelly Roll Race II tutorial

Indiana Heritage Quilt Show March 6 – 8, 2014, Bloomington, Indiana

March 7, 2014

Indiana Heritage Quilt Show

Sandra Peterson’s Best in Show

Congratulations to Sandra Peterson, winner of Best of Show Wall Quilt at @[111647272256521:274:Indiana Heritage Quilt Show]!

Antique Quilt Exhibit, Heritage Village Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio, through July 27, 2014

 

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Now -July 27th, 2014: Antique Quilt Exhibit
Heritage Village Museum is showing antique quilts from their collection. Nineteen quilts span a century of American culture from the 1840s through 1940s.  The museum is located in Sharonville, a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio. More info at: http://www.heritagevillagecincinnati.org/home.aspx

Sochi Winter Olympics Tablerunner Tutorial on Patchwork Posse Blog

February 25, 2014

We just love the patchwork logo  from the Sochi Winter Olympics!  You can go to this tutorial to make a table runner with the design that was inspired by the Olympics’ logo on Patchwork Posse’s  blog: http://www.patchworkposse.com/2014/02/table-runner-tutorial-sochi-olymipcs-inspired/

Another Winter Olympics Logo Design Video

February 22, 2014

Here’s another video about the Sochi Winter Olympics logo designs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Zlp7vDSuEwThe photos about the  designs starts at 2:03 on the video. My earlier post about the designs is from January 28, 2014.

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Posters for the Games

International Quilt Study Center and Museum’s Online Exhibits

February 18, 2014

The International Quilt Study Center and Museum has online exhibits of their past museum exhibits.  Click on “View the exhibit” at: http://www.quiltstudy.org/exhibitions/online_exhibitions/

 

 

 

Iespecially like the one with photos of people and  quilts in the photos: http://www.quiltstudy.org/exhibitions/online_exhibitions/pwp/pwp_intro.html

Gallery Guide

Road to California 2014 Part II Winners

February 12, 2014

The Quilt Show has Part II of winning quilts from Road to California 2014 Show in January:

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

Smilebox presentation from The Quilt Show

Police Hopeful to Solve Murder through Mystery Quilt Found on Body

February 9, 2014

Police are hopeful of finding the murderer of Cathy Zimmer, San Jose, California, whose murder occurred twenty-five years ago, through a mystery quilt that was covering her body.  The quilt did not belong to anyone in the family  and no one knowing the victim recognized the quilt either.

Mrs. Zimmer, who was thirty-eight,  disappeared on March 8, 1989, in San Jose, and her body covered by the quilt, was found a couple of days later on the floor in the back seat of her car.

Do you recognize this quilt?

The article appeared in a couple of locations.  Here is the one I read today:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/07/cathy-zimmer-murder_n_4747480.html

Karen Nyberg, NASA Astronaut, Invites You to Make a Star Quilt Block

February 6, 2014

Karen Nyberg, NASA astronaut, is a quilt maker, too.  I have posted about her before.

While on board the International Space Station, Nyberg created a star-themed quilt block that returned to earth with her. Her block will be combined with blocks that other quitlers have made to create a quilt that will be displayed at the 2014 International Quilt Festival in Houston. (See a video of Karen Nyberg–with her block–on board the ISS!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0c1CijmH7o

http://www.quilts.com/home/contests/viewer.php?menu=entries&page=../../contests/y2013/2013AstronomicalChallenge

WSJ Article about Jenny Doan of Missouri Star Quilt Company

February 2, 2014
The Churn Dash Tutorial

Nice  Wall Street Journal article about Jenny Doan of Missouri Star Quilts, who does You Tube tutorials about quilt making at:

http://online.wsj.com/news/article_email/SB10001424052702303277704579349133544709954-lMyQjAxMTA0MDAwMTEwNDEyWj

To see a list of her tutorials, go to: http://www.youtube.com/user/MissouriQuiltCo

I think the Jelly Roll Race, about which I had posted previously, is her most popular tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bEJLnaZQOU      

with almost a million views.

Here’s one that I want to try: The Disappearing Pinwheel, just released,  check out the video by clicking here!

Winners from Road to California’s 2014 Show

February 1, 2014

The Quilt Show has a Smilebox slide presentation of the winners from Road to California Show 2014, Part I.  You can see the winners at: http://www.road2ca.com/2014winners/index.html The quilts are amazing!  Sharon Shamber won Best of Show with a $6,000.00 award sponsored by Gammil.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

2014 Winter Olympics Patchwork Quilt

January 28, 2014

So cool!  http://www.graphicart-news.com/the-olympic-patchwork-quilt-sochi-2014/#.UuPyq7Qo73h

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Posters for the Games

This is a Russian blog with photos of the patchwork theme:

Free Online Craftsy Classes

January 25, 2014

Right now, Craftsy has a sign up for some free online classes. Check these out.  I signed up for all three.

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“Eyecatchers, The Hunter Collection” at Folk Art Center, Ashville, North Carolina, through May 11, 2014

January 22, 2014
Eyecatchers, The Hunter Collection is on display and the quilts are for sale at the Folk Art Center in Asheville, North Carolina, through May 11, 2014.
   Quilts at the Folk Art Center, Asheville, Eyecatchers Exhibition
Caryl Fallert-Gentry’s Feather Study #30  & Libby Lehman’s Skyview II: Crop Circles

First World War Quilt Returns…..almost 100 Years Later

January 18, 2014
Photo by Ted Brown

Photo by Ted Brown

A quilt created by the Georgetown Women’s Institute in 1915 is now on display in the Georgetown Branch of the Halton Hills Library. The quilt was recently returned to Georgetown, Ontario, Canada, after spending decades in an a linen closet in England.

http://www.theifp.ca/news/first-world-war-quilt-returns-almost-100-years-later/

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